Lisa Thompson, M.D.
Lisa is Medical Director for Anthem Amerigroup for Nevada. She is board certified in the specialties of emergency medicine and hospice and palliative medicine. She has been practicing for more than 20 years. While she thrived for many years in the fast-paced emergency room environment, she longed for the opportunity to get to know her patients better, hear their stories and treat them as whole beings rather than just as their medical conditions. When her mother became ill with lung cancer a few years ago, she was exposed to the concepts of palliative care and hospice. The experience compelled her to pursue fellowship training in the field at Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona. For the past 4 years, in addition to her Amerigroup position, Dr. Thompson has been providing online medical consultations to patients via telemedicine. Her dream is to make high quality palliative care accessible to everyone. She created e-PalliativeCare.com in order to provide patients, families and caregivers with resources to empower them to have the best possible quality of life while living with serious illness. Dr. Thompson received her B.A. from the University of Michigan and her medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She completed emergency medicine residency training at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan.